The Importance of Sharing Responsibility with Your Kids

The Importance of Sharing Responsibility with Your Kids

Have you ever heard your student, employee, or son or daughter say something like: That wasn’t my fault. (And you know it was.) Mrs. Vargus gave me a bad grade. (And you know it was earned.) He made me do it. (And you know it was a choice.) You don’t trust me. (And you wonder if you should.) Responsibility is something students usually learn as they mature. Our culture today, however, makes it difficult for kids to do so. In…

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What Parents May Learn from Teaching Their Own Kids

What Parents May Learn from Teaching Their Own Kids

One of the many viral Facebook posts spreading around the country is a note an eight-year-old boy named Ben wrote about how things were going at home now that his mom has assumed the task of being his teacher during this period of social distancing. To sum it up, Ben’s not so sure his mother is cut out for home-schooling. Young Ben wrote: “It is not going good. My mom’s getting stressed out. My mom is really getting confused. We…

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A Pandemic is a Terrible Thing to Waste

A Pandemic is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Note: Today’s post is available for you to either watch as a vlog or read as a blog post below. Many people I know are already complaining about the “interruption” of the coronavirus. Life is on hold. Classes have gone virtual or gone away completely. It feels like society is not making progress. But really—this is totally up to us. I don’t mean to sound flippant during this pandemic when many are facing self-quarantines. I just believe that if we…

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The Most Important Responsibilities Every Student Needs to Own

The Most Important Responsibilities Every Student Needs to Own

Jalen is 17 years old and in his junior year of high school. Like many teens his age, he’s preoccupied with making good grades, taking the SAT and getting into a good college. When I asked him about other concerns normally on the minds of teens like him—he balked. Me: When did you get your driver’s license? Jalen: I don’t drive. I don’t have my license yet. My mom drives me places, or I use Lyft. Me: Are you dating…

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How to Help Generation Z Break Free from the All-or-Nothing Mindset

How to Help Generation Z Break Free from the All-or-Nothing Mindset

Have you noticed what’s happening around our country? Psychologists call it all-or-nothing thinking. It’s when a person assumes: My life is either awesome or it’s terrible. My job is either fantastic or it’s disgusting. I am either beautiful or I am ugly. My classmates are either smart or they’re stupid. I am successful or I’m worthless. This year, we see it in politics. When party members hear their candidate speak, it is easy to miss their flaws or mistakes. We…

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Three Ways to Know If Your Kid Is Dealing with Loneliness

Three Ways to Know If Your Kid Is Dealing with Loneliness

When both of my kids were young, they had no problem expressing what they wanted or needed. My wife and I would’ve sworn they were both extroverts, as they (like millions of other Millennials) let us know if they were hungry, thirsty, in need of a toy, or desiring a friend. Then they became high school students and later, college students. Eventually, the situation changed around our house. Turns out our daughter is, indeed, an extrovert and is energized by…

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What Message are We Sending to Generation Z?

What Message are We Sending to Generation Z?

Note: Today’s post is available for you to either watch as a vlog or read as a blog post below. An NPR online report stunned me recently. I didn’t know whether to chuckle or to mourn our “snowflake generation.” And it’s not the kids—it’s the adults. Along with hand sanitizer and other disinfectants, toilet tissue has been increasingly hard to find at local markets, as people stock up to hunker down during the global pandemic. Police in Newport, Oregon posted a Facebook message…

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The Six P’s of an Amazing School Culture

The Six P’s of an Amazing School Culture

I just finished reviewing my notes on colleges and secondary schools I’ve observed since 2005. The schools are located in Singapore, Canada, England, Germany, Egypt, India, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States. I’ve listed below the “best practices” in those schools. Obviously, a key requirement when applying best practices to organizations or schools is the ability to balance the unique qualities of an organization with the practices that it has in common with others. I was astonished to find many…

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How the Coronavirus Could Affect Generation Z

How the Coronavirus Could Affect Generation Z

Every time period in history is shaped by the significant events that occur during that season. Each generation is marked by shared experiences, music, heroes, villains, tragedies, TV shows and economies. Let’s walk down memory lane: My parents grew up during the Great Depression and brought a “waste not, want not” mindset with them clear into the 21st century. Both the Columbine High School shooting and the 9-11 terrorist attacks deepened fear in American families. Worry about children’s safety continues…

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Amazon Business Strategy: cost leadership & customer centricity

Amazon Business Strategy: cost leadership & customer centricity

Amazon business strategy can be described as cost leadership taken to the extreme. Range, price and convenience are placed at the core of Amazon competitive advantage. The global online retailer operates with a razor thin profit margin and succeeds due … Continue reading → The post Amazon Business Strategy: cost leadership & customer centricity appeared first on Research-Methodology.